(reproduced from e-mails to'' Ice age now''.)
4 May 10 - An E mail from Toulouse
"Today temps dived to 1°C in Carcassonne, with big flakes à noon ! ! IN MAY ! !
Here in Toulouse it is very, very cold too (5°C), it may snow tomorrow, but it is not sure."
"Very rare" snow in 18 municipalities in Mexico
2 May 10- Email from Mexico
" Carlos Rosan, from northern Mexico. I want to inform you about a very rare May snowfall in many municipalities of the State of Chihuahua (18 to be exact, in a territory bigger than the U.K.) including the capital city of Chihuahua, where more than 15 centimetres of snow and sleet fell. That is something so rare and has been happening with more frequency. This winter we had the coldest temperature in my city since 1996; the thermometre dropped all the way to -5C. And in the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, just a few hours south it dropped to -7C with snow.
Where I live is a city called Laredo, Tamaulipas, about 250 kms from the gulf and just 150 metres above sea level, and snow is sporadically common across many parts of northern Mexico during the months of December and January, but not in the middle of Spring (almost Summer) and not at elevations as low as the capital city of the state of Chihuahua."
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